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  • Definitions starting with G: Geechee
    Entry: /gíychiy/ [cf. Gul. "giJi gici the Gullah dialect; one who speaks Gullah; cf. Mende gidzhi a country called Kissy (Liberia)" (Turner 1949:194); cf. US dial. South "geechee, geechy ...

  • Definitions starting with G: get
    Entry: Other idioms with get in its common meanings include: get behind somebody to do something [Car.; cf. keep after somebody to do something and BEHIND after; cf. also Twi ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gilly
    Entry: [cf. Scots gilly-gaukie to spend time idly and foolishly; gillie-gascon an empty, talkative vapourer CSD ] v. to pick up information for gossip. Cf. Gap ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gin or gin up
    Entry: /jin/ [cf. Krio kot-εn-joyn (cut and join)to cut cloth and sew a dress badly or roughly KED; cf. OED gin to catch in a gin ...

  • Definitions starting with G: girl days
    Entry: [cf. Scots lassie-days girlhood CSD) n. childhood, youth (of girls): In my girl-days. cf. BOY DAYS (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with G: give
    Entry: See GI'. Also in the following idioms: give a hell [cf. US Black "Ah don't give a dam pity hell" (Van Patten 1931:30)] phr. to ...

  • Definitions starting with G: go (1), ga, ger, gon, guh
    Entry: /go(n)/ [cf. (to be) going (to do)] preverbal marker, indicates future action: 1978 I gun be on der park (Smith 4). I go see 'im later (Nassau). I ...

  • Definitions starting with G: Goat-catcher
    Entry: [from the local livelihood as goat-herd] n. nickname for a native of Rum Cay: Goat­catcher--they's the people from Rum Cay. It suppose to be plenty wild goat ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gold
    Entry: /gowl/: I gold [etym. unclear; cf. goal but also BRASS] (in playing KNUCKS HOLE with marbles) phr. the announcement made after going from the first to the ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gone
    Entry: v. [Car.; from gone, going, go on] 1. to be going: 1895 I might as vwell gone too (Edwards 73). Man, I gone! [said on the way to ...

  • Definitions starting with G: good-good
    Entry: [Car.; by reduplication of good; cf. Port. Cr. bwa-bwa very good, from Port. boa good (Ivens Ferraz 1979:58); cf. Yoruba dára good, daradára fair, beautiful DYL] adj. very ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gramma
    Entry: /gramá/, grooma /grumá/ [from godmother + Scots from Fr. comère godmother CSD; cf. Guy. macmay (Yansen 22), Trin. macomeh idem (Ottley 18) from ma comcère] n. a term of address ...

  • Definitions starting with T: take
    Entry: /tek/ [Atlantic pronunciation from Bit. dial. North, West EDD; also US Black ADD] v. 1. to take: A ga tak' ya head fo' okra soup (Brown ...

  • Definitions starting with G: greasy man
    Entry: [cf. Belize griisimán thief (Dayley); the Bah. figure is supposedly based on the ac-tivities of an actual criminal] n. a semi-mythical figure described as a ...

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